Wicked Loving Lies (Morgan-Challenger #3)
Born of scandal and denied his birthright, Dominic Challenger took to the sea, charting his own future. A true rogue, Dominic answers to no one, trusting only himself. Until Maris...more
And strangely, after 676 pages, the characters were still pretty one dimension...more
Bad in real life, but a fact of life in the old bodice rippers. If it's something that bugs you, chances are the whole book would suffer from its inclusion and you'd probably be better off not bothering to read it. Especially a book like this one, where rape occurs multiple times (and mainly by the hero).
This is the first Rosemary Rogers book I've ever read, and I'm glad that I didn't gobble this up back in high school along with Bertrice Small and Johanna Lindsey because, lik...more
This book has been the MOST EPIC (and I'm not sure that such term is wholly positive) Bodice Ripper that I've ever read, I think. TONS of intrigue, politics, drama, hate, world-trotting, in addition to the usual BR fare.
Disclaimer: I love Bodice Rippers, so this "review" is not a HATERade but just my opinion of one.particular.book. - capisce?
Anyway...lord have mercy! This one had me feeling kookoo for Cocopuffs with all its ups and downs.
Did I like the...more
Rosemary Rogers is a brilliant master at storytelling. Nothing is taken for granted. She drops clever lil' sprigs of clues along the way, filling the space with constant suspicion and nefarious subplots. When you finally feel like you're catching onto the clever wordplay - your conclusions may be...more
Rosemary Rogers has my respect in that she wasn't hesitant to depict a fucked up relationship in a very honest way. Dominic and...more
This was like several stories in one and each one grabbed you, sucked you in, and kept you on the edge of your seat hoping for or dreading what was going to happen next. Every scenario had scenes that evoked emotions from one end of the continuum to the next. I often found myself crying and heartbroken, somet...more
4.5 out of 5.0 stars
The very worst thing about this book, for me, was that I knew it was supposed to be part of the Ginny and Steve saga, but they werent’ anywhere in the book and I was soo confused! I was constantly stopping to double check websites to make sure that I had the correct book. I’m sure that the stop and go reading in addition to the distraction caused by my confusion took away from some of my read...more
Ok from the get go I didn't...more
And strangely, after 676 pages, the characters were still pretty one dimensio...more
Okay, I've read it. It's difficult to rate this book because it's an old-skool bodice ripper, written when rape was a common trope. More than 35 years later, I find it next to impossible to look at it objectively. But, beyond the fact that the heroine falls deeply in...more
I picked this book up mostly because of its notoriety, I wanted to see for myself what this story was all about. It was the winner of a 'Pick My Next Read' poll in the Western and Medieval Romance Lovers Group... so it was time to...more
Although apparently not as notorious as Stormfire, it certainly deserves its reputation as a wince-inducing Old Skool bodice-ripper. It has everything - rape, sodomy, torture, a harem, infuriating alpha-to-the-nth-degree hero, and casual brutality against women.
It was this last feature that jumped out the most at me, and no doubt what makes modern readers blanch when discovering this book, either by accident or on purpose. Despite the OTTWTFery...more
In real terms he was a sociopath - some of his actions re the heroine are just jaw dropping - and not in a good way.
He is up there with Sean from Stormfire.
Two - Three stars as it was strangely readable but I had pretty much had enough trauma in the Old World and the events in America were beyond over the top.
the situation when the heroine is declared a slave quadroon...more
Oh and the...more
Rosemary Rogers is one of our founding leaders in romance novels. Go on, don't be afraid and read...more
Absolutely horrible. Easily one of the worst books I have ever read.
1) There didn't seem to be any actual love.
2) Dominic was an abusive rapist.
3) Marisa didn't even remotely care about her kid.
4) just completely unrealistic, even for romance novels.
It seemed too much like it was trying to be Gone With The Wind, but it failed completely,
Rosemary Jansz Navaratnam Rogers Kadison
Rosemary Jansz was born on 7 December 1932 in Panadura, Ceylon (now known as Sri Lanka), she was the oldest child of Dutch-Portuguese settlers, Barbara "Allan" and Cyril Jansz. Her father was a wealthy educator who owned three posh private schools. She was raised in colonial splendor: dozens of servants, no work, s...more